NOVEMBER 17, 2015 Habib Dagher, director of UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, in front of the VolturnUS prototype wind turbine deployed off the shores of Castine in 2014. BY JAMES MCCARTHY Monday’s announcement that a consortium led … Continue reading LOOKING BACK & FORWARD: University of Maine offshore wind project continues.
This article was first written in 2008. Today in 2022, the cost of fuel for the huge ships that bring our increasingly expensive essentials from far afield may indeed see us returning to local produce and coastal sail. What do … Continue reading OPINION – Short Sea Shipping! Did I Doze Off or What?
A YOUTH’S GUIDE TO THE THE ACADIAN FOREST – Written for kids, this important free publication is vital for those of all ages! As clearcutting and spraying changes our forest ecosystem, it is important to understand what we are loosing. … Continue reading FORESTRY: What is the Acadian Forest Anyway?
A map I discovered online that shows cougar sightings in the northeast from 1841 to 1951. Enjoy!! Continue reading CREATURES: For Cougar Fans along the Atlantic Coast – Sightings from 1841-1951.
Located on Cape Neddick, the Nubble Lighthouse warned voyagers of a dangerous path. The surrounding area offers gorgeous views, rock climbing and a robust area for scuba diving. What makes this area so picturesque and relaxing is the same thing that … Continue reading EXPLORE – Nubble Light House, “Beware the Savage Rocks”
Treasures come in many packages … both real and imagined. Some, like the great gold hoax of Lubec, Maine, require both imagination as well as the gullible. Click here to download the PDF and save this delightful story. Continue reading TREASURE: The Great Saltwater Gold Hoax
Art MacKay Norumbega, or Nurembega, is a legendary settlement in northeastern North America which appeared on many early maps from the 1500s until American colonization. The word “Norumbega” was originally spelled Oranbega in Giovanni da Verrazzano’s 1529 map of America, and the word is believed … Continue reading EXPLORE: Can you find the lost city of Norumbega … Is it somewhere in New England?
Placer and lode gold have been found in Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Knox, Oxford, Somerset, Waldo and Washington Counties. Note: Some sites listed below may have prohibitions against prospecting. Always seek permission from property owners and obtain any necessary permits prior … Continue reading PLACES: Maine – Map of Gold, Silver & Lost Treasure Sites
Since its closure at Wiscasett, Maine in 1997, the nuclear waste from the Maine Yankee Nuclear Plant remains stored onsite … apparently with no place yet to go and at an annual cost of about $10 million dollars or more … Continue reading ISSUES: Maine Yankee Nuclear Waste – Still No Place to Go? Update 2022
Did you know that wolves were common in Maine back in the 1800s? This COLOR & LEARN set includes the story, references, media, and artwork that includes a newly created version of the illustration showing the wolves attacking a horse … Continue reading COLOR & LEARN – WOLVES ON THE AIRLINE IN NORTHERN MAINE
TIME TO PLAN YOUR EXPLORATIONS! Zoom in and click on each balloon to get details about each site. googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1NebS37UDHUKLe3aBuL2pF-GElrc&w=640&h=480 Source: Fundy Tides: EXPLORE: Forts & Fortifications in Maine and the Maritimes Continue reading EXPLORE: Forts & Fortifications in Maine and the Maritimes
If you like lighthouses, don’t miss these beautiful aerial shots of lighthouses on the border between New Brunswick and Maine. Continue reading EXPLORE: Lighthouse tour on the border
A great article from the Quoddy Tides. Continue reading HISTORY: Who was there when Eastport, Maine was occupied by the British?
It’s an old and ongoing story. Who really owns Machias Seal Island … Canada or the United States? This long detailed article tells some of the fascinating tales that originated from this tiny disputed island that floats out there in … Continue reading ISSUES – The Man Who Went to War With Canada – Atlas Obscura
CLICK HERE TO READ IT NOW Buy a printed copy or read more and download FREE at Magcloud. LITTLE RIVER LIGHTHOUSE, Cutler, Maine By Art MacKay in LIGHTHOUSES 8 pages, published 11/16/2016 Continue reading EXPLORE MAINE: Little River Light, Cutler
Imagine taking 6 hours to travel 16 miles from North Head to southern Head! Imagine catching the tides and the wind to slowly sail your way to visit Grand Manan. It’s 1891 and Samuel Adams Drake explored the coast of … Continue reading EXPLORE: Prowling Grand Manan Island by sail, foot and horse, 1891
Overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, Split Rock emerges from the beach a short walk from Sipayik, the Passamaquoddy village at Pleasant Point, Maine. It is small, nondescript, and has little if any intrinsic value. Yet Split Rock became the symbol for a … Continue reading NATIVE AMERICANS -Split Rock – The Spirit of Quoddy
Indian Place Names From Around Passamaquoddy Bay From the blog at http://JohnWood1946.wordpress.com Albert S. Gatschet wrote an article entitled All Around the Bay of Passamaquoddy in 1897. It began with a short description of the Passamaquoddy area, but its main purpose was to present … Continue reading HISTORY: Indian Place Names Downeast
I’ve lived in New Brunswick alongside Maine for most of my life. Apart from really serious problems related to its historical use of natural resources, the state has remained famous for its environment and its smart governance of its natural … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: When LePage tried to divert land conservation money to timber harvesting on Maine lands. What’s the Story Today?
Art MacKay: 06 Nov 2017 Some of us remember the Passamaquoddy Bay Region on the Maine – New Brunswick border, as a bustling centre of activity fed by the abundant fisheries of the area. Major changes have happened since … Continue reading FISHERIES: Just how much have things changed in 90 years you ask!
This whole article gives a brilliant portrait of life one hundred years ago, but the whale tale was particularly revealing as it spoke to the continued pressure right whales have suffered along our Gulf of Maine coast for hundred of years. Continue reading RIGHT WHALES: The Gulf of Maine Oil Business a Century Ago – Not For the Weak at Heart!!
The battle between forestry interests in Canada and the United States just never seems to end and generally the issue is about real or perceived subsidies given to Canadian companies, particularly the forestry giant JD Irving, Limited (JDI). With major … Continue reading FORESTRY: Facts about Irving subsidies and the Canada US tariff battle – Cheryl Urquhart Tait – 2018
Special Report House of Irving A series by investigative reporter Bruce Livesey examines the powerful role the Irving family plays in the business, politics and media of New Brunswick and beyond. https://www.nationalobserver.com/u/bruce-livesey National Observer 8 Articles ****************************************** The Irvings’ … Continue reading ISSUES: 9 Links to Articles About the House of Irving by Investigative Reporter Bruce Livesy.
Lance Tapley ORIGINALLY POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the second story in a three-part series investigating the Irving corporate presence in Maine and New Brunswick and its implications for the state’s future. SAINT JOHN, NEW … Continue reading OPINION – New Brunswick, the Irving company’s province – Pine Tree Watch
Working on creating digital artwork and printable publications for some east coast lighthouses, forts, special places, etc. Really like this one that is now up at Fine Art America. Check it out! Continue reading ART: West Quoddy Lighthouse, Lubec, Maine
PLANNING YOUR SUMMER? How about a trip to Norumbega? This fantastic and great Native American city, Norumbega, was first discovered by a lost Englishman back in the fifteen hundreds and folks have been looking for it ever since. It is … Continue reading MYSTERIES: Can you find the lost city of Norumbega … Is it somewhere in New England?
LIFESTYLE, MAINE, NEWS March 14, 2018 Orono — Linguists studying the distinct Maine dialect believe they’ve cataloged every possible swear word Mainers have for snow. Currently there are 73 swear words Mainers use to describe snow, but linguists with the University … Continue reading HUMO/UR – Linguists Impressed to Find Mainers Have Over 70 Swear Words for Snow!!
Live MAP is here: Maine Outdoor Webcams All Maine DOT Cameras ALL MDOT Traffic Webcams Allagash Maine Webcam Appledore Island Live Webcam Atkinson Maine Webcam Augusta Maine Webcam Bangor Maine Live Video Webcam Bar Harbor Webcam Live Video [VIDEO] Best … Continue reading EXPLORE: Maine Outdoor Webcams 2021
Click to access brewer-river-walk.pdf Source: East Coast Greenway » Regional News: July 2016 Continue reading MAINE: Brewer Riverwalk Reconnects Penobscot River
From WCYC Radio. The Kennebec Arsenal in Augusta is a historic landmark that has a confusing and somewhat controversial history. The original large stone building was built to serve as a major arsenal after the War of 1812 brought to … Continue reading HISTORY – This Abandoned Arsenal In Augusta Has A Troubling History That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine
Times have changed. This menu for a Luncheon at The American Museum of Natural History featured whale steak! Click to access menu-from-whale-steak-luncheon-given-by-the-american-museum-of-natural-history-in-the-interest-of-foo-1.pdf Continue reading WHALES: Whale was on the menu at the American Museum of Natural History, 1918
Roughly 1 million pounds of wet dulse is harvested from Grand Manan’s Dark Harbour annually CBC News Posted: Jan 23, 2016 4:30 PM AT Last Updated: Jan 23, 2016 5:50 PM AT Dulse is hand harvested off the coast of … Continue reading SEAFOOD: Grand Manan, NB produces dulse for the world
Raye Shelley Leonard – Coastal Journal View of the White Head Island ferry terminal from our cottage on Ingalls Head Road. It’s peak vacation season in the Midcoast, and good luck finding a square of sand for your beach towel … Continue reading EXPLORE: Grand Manan, NB: More Maine than Maine – Coastal Journal, 2016-07-28
For several years now, Adam Wintle and Dan Bell have been pitching the concept that burying Continue reading “ENERGY: Two Maine companies team up to convert food waste into clean energy, 2016”
LOOKING BACK AT A WRONG MOVE IN MAINE: It is sad that Maine had not learned from the serious impacts clear-cutting has had in the Maritime Provinces. This will be followed by intense herbicide sprays designed to eliminate unwanted tree … Continue reading FORESTRY: J.D. Irving gets exemption on Maine clear-cutting rules
Many years ago, I worked with the New Brunswick Conservation Council in publishing a book “A Quoddy Region Case Study: Two hundred years of change in the ecosystem and food web”. In addition to doing the graphics and layout, I … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – My Life & the “Odour of Life” in Passamaquoddy Bay
My early involvement in the aquaculture industry, the Atlantic Salmon Federation and several environmental non-profits, led to the accumulation of historical information on the introduction of non-native strains of Atlantic salmon as well as other species of fish, into virtually … Continue reading ISSUES: Guess what organizations negatively impacted Atlantic salmon for over 150 years? Now it’s poison they plan to use!
UMaine and tribal experts collaborate to save Maine’s rare petroglyphs on Machias Bay Buried and engraved along Maine’s coast are valuable pieces of the region’s past at risk of being lost forever. But before they’re gone, researchers at the University … Continue reading STORIES ON STONE: Saving Maine Petroglyphs
This article restored by John Wood gives an interesting look at “The Mi’kmaq People” a hundred years ago. Be sure to “LIKE” and add your “COMMENTS”! Click to access micmac-johnwood1946.pdf Continue reading PEOPLE: The Mi’kmaq People as seen in 1908
“If there is nothing for fish to eat, there are no fish for you to eat!” If you spend much time exploring the intertidal waters of Cobscook Bay, you are likely to have seen a variety of creatures that look … Continue reading OCEANS: So where have all our fish gone anyway? Think small!